NIAGARA POWER PROJECT – POWER VISTA
Open year round.
The Power Vista, as it is known, is located 41⁄2 miles downstream from the Falls, set amidst the spectacular scenery of the Niagara River Gorge. It features more than 50 interactive exhibits that invite visitors of all ages to have a completely hands-on experience as they learn about hydroelectricity and the historic role it has played in the Niagara Frontier.
THE CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM - NIAGARA UNIVERSITY
Explore their website for current exhibitions and special events like First Fridays. The Castellani Art Museum's exhibition philosophy centers on four priorities:
1 Exhibiting and interpreting important contemporary art; 2. Encouraging cross-cultural communication and collaboration through our traditional folk arts program; 3. Serving our diverse Western New York constituencies; and 4. Increasing the educational value, outreach, and participation for all exhibitions.
FREEDOM CROSSING AT CASTELLANI ART MUSEUM
Freedom Crossing depicts the people, places, and events of the Underground Railroad Movement in the Buffalo Niagara region through historic photographs, artifacts, and real life stories.
Artpark & Company produces and presents excellence in the performing and visual arts, and creates unique cultural experiences in a casual, natural setting. Artistic talent is nurtured and allowed to flourish in an atmosphere that is entertaining, educational and interactive for Artpark visitors.
FASHION OUTLETS MALL
Brand name stores such as Burberry, Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Coach, The Gap Outlet, Jones of New York, Off Saks 5th Avenue Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger can be reached by bus and are within 5 miles of the downtown area.
Not just a quaint village with shops and restaurants and a lovely park overlooking the river, Lewiston is loaded with history. 12,000 years ago, the falls were located at Lewiston and over the millennia have erode back to their present position leaving the Niagara Gorge. More recently, Lewiston is where French explorers traded with American Indians and opened the Great Lakes to trade, the U.S. launched it’s invasion of Canada starting the war of 1812, and where people broke the law to help fugitive slaves cross into Canada as part of the underground railroad.
WHIRLPOOL JET BOAT TOURS
Take a scenic tour up the gorge on the Niagara River. Experience the whitewater and hear the history of the area. Take the tour that goes to the Whirlpool and enjoy the thrill and exhilaration of the powerful river, just plan to get wet.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA SHRINE
Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and Plexiglas, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe.